Fatal Vehicle Accident Involving A Pedestrian
At approximately 5:57 am, on Thursday, February 28, 2019, Lancaster County-Wide Communications received a call of a person struck. The location was the 300 block of West Fourth Street, Quarryville, PA. The Quarryville and Refton Fire Departments, local EMS and the Quarryville Police responded to find a man lying on the side of the roadway. EMS personnel pronounced the man deceased immediately. Witnesses stated that this man was crossing the street from the convenience store to his truck, which was parked across the street from the store, when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling northbound in the 300 block of West Fourth Street. The vehicle was driven by a 28-year-old female from Nottingham, PA, who was on her way to work. The driver did stop and remain on scene and has been fully cooperative with the investigation.
The pedestrian was identified as David Hess, 66-years-old, of the 300 block of Buck Road, Quarryville, PA.
Several police officers, who are members of the Lancaster County Crash Team, also responded to conduct a detailed processing of the accident scene. A member from the Lancaster County Emergency Management Team responded with a drone to capture aerial video of the scene. A coordinated investigation between the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, the Lancaster County Crash Team and the Quarryville Borough Police Department is being conducted. There will be an update of information upon the conclusion of this investigation.